Resource, the specialized event for the so-called circular economy professionals, is announcing a new initiative for UK start ups as well as established small and medium B2B businesses offering sustainable technologies, processes and platforms — the ‘Launch Pad’.
There has been a recent trend for brand owners to focus on revitalising traditional British names and rekindle the consumers’ love for these favourites. Such activity couldn’t have come at a better time, with a recent Super Brands study showing that UK brands are also those that resonate most with the consumer.
As the UK is totally obsessed with the royal family life in general and the first birthday of Prince George in particular, Samsung wanted to draw Brits’ attention to ordinary people around them. The tech brand teamed up with Cheil UK on a tongue-in-cheek outdoor campaign that celebrated birthday of George—not the royal baby, but George Jagger, a kid from a family living in Matlock, Derbyshire.
Tapping into the “collaborative consumption” trend, the e-commerce furniture store Made.com in the UK has encouraged current and potential customers of the platform to reach out to each other in physical space and share experience. The site prompts shoppers to meet those who have already purchased furniture from the site to see how they integrated the pieces into their interiors.
Google is running a new series of its Impact Challenges in Australia, the UK, US Bay Area, Brazil and India. The annual competition asks local nonprofits to submit their innovative ideas on how to improve the world, and provides funding to implement the winning projects selected by the global public.